Child Trends – Mental Health Disorders

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Author(s): Child Trends
-David Murphey, Ph.D.
-Megan Barry, B.A.
-Brigitte Vaughn, M.S.

Published: January 17, 2013

Report Intro/Brief:
"Research shows that approximately one in five adolescents has a diagnosable mental health disorder, a leading cause of disability among this age group. This month, Child Trends is issuing three briefs in its Adolescent Health Highlights series focusing on adolescent mental health:

The Mental Health Disorders brief presents the warning signs of mental disorders; describes the types of mental disorders and their prevalence and trends; discusses the consequences and risk of mental disorders; presents treatment options and barriers to accessing mental health care; and provides mental health resources."
-Child Trends